Winter Solstice 2017: Reflections

A few images from our busy fall, 2017: Land & Sea, Wild Salmon Caravan, Salmon Leather, Sheepskin Tanning, Willow Weaving Sampler, Abeego Woven Food Wrap Research Guild, Fibre Blending Guild, Everett Crowley Weavers Group, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, and FORAGE!

Salmon Leather Community Learning Circle

We are thrilled to be offering another chance to learn about fish leather tanning in February 2018. Paid registration for the  class directly supports bringing Alutiiq skill holders June and Charlie Pardue here from Alaska and Peter Ananin from Scotland so we can continue our learning. June will share the waterproof stitch for use with…

Salmon Leather

Making leather from fish skins has been done in cultures all over the world, from Asia to Europe to Turtle Island; it was done commercially in Europe and North America during hard times in the early 20th Century, and is now practiced by small tanneries in Europe and Australia serving the artisanal and luxury goods…

Sheep Skin Tanning – FULL

Sheep skin tanning workshop with Crow’s Nest Wildcraft, hosted by Laurica Farm and Fraser Common Farm, Aldergrove

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

Cold raw skin… icky, slimy, smelly. But warmed with careful hands and a heartfelt gratitude for the animals’ lives, and for the heritage and wisdom of our ancestors and those who shared their knowledge with us, that same flesh is both transformed, and transformative. Thanks to Karen for providing us with the fish skins, waste from a…